Welcome! My name is Chloe Johnstone and I provide counselling and psychotherapy with the aim of supporting emotional difficulties and aiding in personal development. I think we have all had times where we have realised that we need some help. I offer a safe place where it is okay to take a moment and have some time for yourself and we can also look at specific issues and events which have been causing problems or distress. Counselling can act as a way to open doors and take a look around to see if there is another way of living your life. I am aware that coming for counselling can be daunting and I pride myself in being welcoming, kind and willing to adjust my way of working depending on the needs of my clients.
I am a fully qualified registered practitioner. My training at Leeds Beckett University is accredited by the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I am a registered member of the BACP and abide by their code of ethics. The model I am trained in is the Relational Approach, where the idea is that relationships and human connection are emotionally healing and can help us to see how we relate to other people, allowing the opportunity to change our relational patterns for our betterment. Working in this way encourages the therapy to revolve around the client and what they need in the moment, which often results in my spontaneously borrowing tools from other approaches when it might be useful, such as Solution Focused Therapy (based in solution building using current resources and hopes for the future), Transactional Analysis (relational transactions are explored with the 'ego state' in mind: parent-like, childlike, or adult-like, as a basis for understanding thoughts and behaviours) and other talking and child friendly therapies where appropriate.
In our first session we will have a chat about what has been going on for you and start to get to know one another. Any questions you have are totally welcome and I like to go at my client's pace so as not to feel rushed or overwhelmed as I know that coming for therapy can be really difficult. This is a place where we can discuss any worries about the therapy itself and hopefully put you at ease. We will go over confidentiality, which means that what you say is private unless there is immediate risk of serious harm to self or another. Once we have had our initial session it is up to you whether or not you would like to have another as there is no obligation to do so if you don't want to. I believe making own choices is a big part of therapeutic work and encourages empowerment and confidence and my initial goal is for my clients to feel comfortable.
I enjoy art in my own life, and I am happy to incorporate creative elements such as sand tray work and arts and crafts in to sessions with clients of any age, but I am trained in working this way specifically with children and young people, ages five to seventeen.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Therapeutic Work with Children and Young People - Ellesmere Centre for Psychotherapy and Training (2019)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy - Leeds Beckett University (2019)
- Counselling Clients on the Autistic Spectrum - Aspire Autism Training (2019)
- Eight-Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - Wendy Showell-Nicholas (2019)
- Suicide Bereavement - Bradford Bereavement Support (2018)
- Post Graduate Certificate in Interpersonal & Counselling Skills - Leeds Beckett University (2017)
- BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling (First Class) - University of Huddersfield (2016)
BSc (Hons) Degree Psychology with Counselling Modules:
- Child Development
- Social Psychology and Personality
- Cognitive and Biological Psychology
- Advancing Counselling Skills
- Theories of Counselling
- Social Psychology and Personality
- Cognition; Brain and Behaviour
- Developmental Psychology
- Psychological Disorders
- Psychology of Health and Wellbeing
My experience includes working as a counsellor at Bradford Bereavement Support and for 'Talking Spaces' and 'Just B', which are services run by St Michael's Hospice, in Harrogate. I also volunteered for Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service (LSLCS) with their 'Connect' service, where I was able to offer over the phone and online support for people in crisis in Leeds.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a large amount of experience working with people who have been bereaved and all the issues which may accompany such a loss
I offer daytime sessions for individuals at a rate of £50 for a sixty minute hour. Evening sessions and weekends are available at a rate of £55 for the hour.
I also offer sessions between thirty and forty-five minutes for children and young people, the length and rate of these sessions will vary depending on the age of the child and the requirements of the session and would be calculated accordingly.
Longer sessions of up to 90 minutes are available upon request and fees are calculated on a pro-rata basis.
Calverley is easily accessible from the Ring Road and is surrounded by areas such as: Pudsey, Rodley, Horsforth, Farsley, Stanningley, Greengates and Bradford, to name but a few.
There is plenty of free parking available directly outside.
As I operate from a counselling room based at home, there will most often be two very friendly dogs at the property. They will be kept separate from the counselling area and there will be no contact with them unless requested.
I am DBS checked and hold professional indemnity insurance which fully covers my work.